This is just who I am
I can’t change
I can’t do any better
Those are all versions statements I used to tell myself and mutter to others when I was afraid or feeling uncomfortable.
Now when I say those statements to myself, I get really curious and start to ask myself:
Is this true?
Is this statement holding me back?
Am I just afraid and starting to get close to the edge of my comfort zone?
I find that usually, I am my own worst enemy.
A lot of my...
About a year ago a friend was kind enough to attempt to help me put together a video introducing who I was and what I do. Click below to watch it
I was a reluctant and overwhelmed leader.
I felt alone.
I felt like I had to act a certain way to be taken seriously - that I was not cut out to lead.
In this video, I quickly share more about my diverse background and why I decided to work with leaders to help them connect and focus to scale - so they can thrive in their professional AND...
If you do, take a second to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses.
Accessing the hidden parts of yourself – what you might be ashamed of, have hidden, or previously denied is ALSO part of that.
We need to bring light to them, integrate them, and bring them into our awareness so we can embrace our humaneness and remind ourselves that we are not perfect.
My responsibly as a leader and coach are to use my privilege to help others raise their self-awareness so they can show...
I used to cringe at the thought of making calls. I would tell my close friends that I hated small talk and would avoid any and every opportunity to interact with strangers, especially in a group setting. The thought of having a more than a five-minute conversation on the phone, even with someone I knew well, used to freak me out.
Now I have one to two-hour conversations for a living, and sometimes it is difficult to get me to shut up during my sessions. I genuinely and...
Massive time commitment.
Not too bad of a financial investment.
Quantum leap in my perspective on how to run a coaching business.
Forget almost everything you learned during your coach certification (International Coach Federation aligned or accredited training). Launching and running a coaching business is not as easy as building a website. The Coach Master Toolkit (CMT) program forces you out of your comfort zone and challenges most of your beliefs about having a practice. At the same...
Research shows that while women are well represented as middle managers, their numbers drop when making the jump to VP-level executives or well-funded entrepreneurs. One of the big hurdles women face when tackling this gap is practicing self-promotion - or vocally expressing their achievements in a working environment or when making a pitch.
We believe this issue is also true for underrepresented groups.
IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented...
Since my full-time working for other company days, I have always tried to use themed days. When I worked with a team, I would set aside specific days for different teams and administrative tasks. My team knew I only had HR and people related conversations on Wednesday unless it was urgent. Themed days allow me to keep on top of all recurring parts of my business and different projects. Over the last year, I have tried to do the same. I plan to update my 2020 Week based...
The best way to eliminate the status quo and uplevel your approach is to open yourself up to learning and implementing. My favorite way to stay up to date with leadership focused content is by subscribing to newsletters.
2020 is the year in which I'm focusing on Exponential Value and Visibility. A huge part of being able to achieve this is transforming my vision and theme into actionable and achievable goals. You can follow my journey to experience my vision here.
I wanted to quickly share how I take my vision and yearly theme and convert them into actionable goals. After my 20/20 Vision process, I start to map out some of the most important initiatives I will need to take. I really like...
Have you ever taken a second to think about what you like and don't like?
Most of us have not and it is a great place to start to build your self-awareness. Once you write down your likes and dislikes you are in a better position to start to find opportunities that align with your preferences.
Download this worksheet to help you get started.
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